Collaborative Robots

AMRC highlights collaborative robotics research

AMRC highlights collaborative robotics research

Engineers at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) are leading the way in collaborative robotics research in a drive to help SMEs integrate the technology onto factory floors. Collaborative robots – also known as cobots – differ from conventional industrial robots in that they feature technology that allows them to operate safely […]

By May 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot at Champions League final

Nissan scores with Pitch-R robot at Champions League final

Nissan unveiled an autonomous robot, which can draw football pitches wherever there is space, at the UEFA Champion’s League Final Kyiv 2018. Named Pitch-R, the robot is inspired by Nissan’s advanced ProPILOT driver assistance technology. ProPILOT is available on the 100% electric new Nissan LEAF and on the Nissan Qashqai. The system is a key […]

By June 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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New bio-inspired robotic concepts from Festo

New bio-inspired robotic concepts from Festo

Festo has unveiled two new lightweight robotic concepts, inspired by nature. The BionicWheelBot and BionicFlyingFox are this year’s creations from the company’s Bionic Learning Network, where Festo’s experts looked at the motion of spiders and bats to navigate complex situations – from crossing rocky terrain to learning efficient flight paths. BionicWheelBot robot is based on […]

By May 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Schunk grows team with new area sales manager

Schunk grows team with new area sales manager

Gripping systems and clamping technology specialist Schunk has welcomed a new area sales manager to its expanding UK team. As the latest addition to the team, Gerry Cook will be covering London and the South East area for clamping technology. Gerry is a self-motivated sales professional with a strong engineering background. With extensive manufacturing expertise, […]

TM Robotics: Automating the plastics industry

TM Robotics: Automating the plastics industry

One of the biggest challenges for robotics manufacturers is the perception that the technology is here to take the jobs of humans – but that is simply not the case. Unfortunately, the notion that automation poses a threat to jobs often overshadows the potential benefits of investing in the technology. Here, TM Robotics founder and […]

Fanuc launches light-weight painting robot

Fanuc launches light-weight painting robot

Fanuc UK has extended its family of paint robots with the launch of the light-weight P-40iA intelligent robotic arm. The latest addition to the range is ideally suited to a wide variety of painting and coating applications, and has a maximum payload and reach of 5kg and 1300mm respectively. As with all Fanuc robots, the […]

By April 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Smart cup for composites handling from Simmatic

Pre-impregnation composite materials – or pre-preg composites as they’re usually known – typically take the form of heavy, floppy sheets that resemble the thick felt used for roofing purposes. Their flexibility and weight means that pre-preg composites are notoriously difficult to handle. When a pattern maker asked Simmatic to devise a reliable way of lifting […]

By April 26, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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